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wickesy
10-17-2009, 04:46 AM
It looks like anybody who was intending to take advantage of the discount on a photopass CD by buying before they go has missed their chance.

The link at www.disneyphotopass.com/previsitcdplan.aspx now redirects to a page that says

There is no page associated with the web address you entered.

Disney's pre-arrival savings Promotions are exclusively for Guests who receive and respond to the offer via e-mail prior to their vacation. Please log in to view your photo's or to order the products you purchased prior to your trip.

I had read before that this offer was only ever supposed to be 'invitation only' and it looks like Disney have finally closed the loophole. No doubt any future offers will have some sort of personalised code attached so that word doesn't spread like it did on this offer.

scottishgirl87
10-17-2009, 04:56 AM
Awww man, that sucks :( I was looking forward to using this on our trip next year as boyfriend and I always end up with photo of me, then photo of him, etc. and never any photos together :(

Don't know if I'll be willing to fork out full price for it :(

wayneg
10-17-2009, 05:30 AM
Not something I would pay full price for. Been looking at some of ours this week(still going thru them) Although looked good on their website many are out of focus & generally pretty poor standard of photography. Also 2 discs out of 8 are very difficult to view pics, there is a corrupt image on each disc that freezes the computer, managed to copy the 2 discs onto 2 new discs without the corrupt images and they are OK now.
There are some great pics(will post some soon) but $117 delivered was my limit.

Cyrano
10-17-2009, 06:18 AM
That is not very nice. Glad that I put in a pre-order in last Sunday for SIL and ourselves :)

Hopefully the page will be spotted soon :thumbsup2

DISWolves
10-17-2009, 06:34 AM
Although looked good on their website many are out of focus & generally pretty poor standard of photography

Totally agree. Quite a few of ours were over exposed due to excessive fill in flash :scared1:

$117 delivered was my limit.

There was a discount code on here that reduced the cost further to $84.96 (+$17 shipping). I thought that you posted it :confused3

wayneg
10-17-2009, 06:41 AM
Totally agree. Quite a few of ours were over exposed due to excessive fill in flash :scared1:

There was a discount code on here that reduced the cost further to $84.96 (+$17 shipping). I thought that you posted it :confused3

Yes we also had some with lighting issues.

I believe the code was available earlier in year but not when we paid in July. I searched and searched but couldn't find any lower than $99.

natalielongstaff
10-17-2009, 08:06 AM
I think this will reduce the amount of people using photopass, it certainly isnt cheap !

gemmybear83
10-17-2009, 01:13 PM
The only reason I would get it again is to share with everyone on my wedding trip next year.

By the way I just ordered mine yesterday (didnt need the code reset and bought it about 180 days before) and only had to pay $10 shipping.

There is another discount code floating about I have seen it on here or the dibb.

UKDEB
10-17-2009, 01:17 PM
We paid $99 including delivery last November. Even that's pricey in my opinion and I would definitely not pay full price. We also had a fair few out-of-focus and poorly composed shots.

anthony2k7
10-17-2009, 04:25 PM
Not something I would pay full price for. Been looking at some of ours this week(still going thru them) Although looked good on their website many are out of focus & generally pretty poor standard of photography. Also 2 discs out of 8 are very difficult to view pics, there is a corrupt image on each disc that freezes the computer, managed to copy the 2 discs onto 2 new discs without the corrupt images and they are OK now.
There are some great pics(will post some soon) but $117 delivered was my limit.

8 disks!? wow. I think if I'd managed to get that many disks then I'd maybe pay full price but so far we only ever manage to fill 2 disks which would make the full price too much.

wayneg
10-17-2009, 04:32 PM
8 disks!? wow. I think if I'd managed to get that many disks then I'd maybe pay full price but so far we only ever manage to fill 2 disks which would make the full price too much.

Only have 8 disks with approx 30-35 hours of editing, only 300 pics taken which would fit on 2 disks, rest are borders & cropped pics. If I could have seen poor quality before editing I would not have wasted so much time on them. Doubt we would do it again even at $100.

jns
10-18-2009, 12:43 PM
well we were very happy with our all photos
What i love it that we get lots of photos of the whole family which we don't with our own carema
another cheaper way to use the Disney photo pass is to do a photo book instead, this way you can have them printed and have a really nice album for the same price

Ware Bears
10-18-2009, 12:51 PM
Rats!!! :mad: I was going to order mine in the next couple of weeks.another cheaper way to use the Disney photo pass is to do a photo book instead, this way you can have them printed and have a really nice album for the same price

That is an excellent idea, Jackie. :thumbsup2

Becx N Gav
10-19-2009, 03:24 AM
well we were very happy with our all photos
What i love it that we get lots of photos of the whole family which we don't with our own carema
another cheaper way to use the Disney photo pass is to do a photo book instead, this way you can have them printed and have a really nice album for the same price

I think we may do this next time too, I certainly wouldn't purchase prints directly - I cannot beleive how much they charge for these and as Wayne said on the site you can't always tell how good the pics are.

I think maybe they could have tiers based on the final number of pictures (but then you take away from people who would normally get multiple discs as you can guarentee they wouldn't lower the base price :lmao:)

Hopefully fewer people will order the CD and they will go back to a more reasonable price.

I am annoyed with Fed Ex right now, they attempted deliver last Thurs so I called to say I would pick it up from the depot Fri evening - when I got there they said it was on the van and they had tried to deliver it again! I am going to call today and check it is there this time so I don't waste another journey, but I was looking forward to getting the pics this weekend :sad2:

Lizzybear
10-22-2009, 03:59 PM
My bf got chatting to a security guard in MK who said he used to be a photopass photographer and the training they get is very 'bare bones' though some have a personal interest in photography anyway so it really seems to be the luck of the draw. They all use Nikon D70s and D40s AFAIK which are OK cameras but I think with DSLRs some skill is needed to get good pictures, it's easy for them to turn out blurred/wonky (can you tell I speak from experience... :rotfl2:)

wideeyes
10-22-2009, 04:55 PM
I must admit the quality isn't great however I have a few fab pictures which I got print copies off & I like to use photo pass to get some pictures of me & DD together, otherwise it looks like my DD went on holiday by her self. I always brought the disc afterwards though.

Tinks1984
10-22-2009, 05:18 PM
Saddened to hear about this offer ending. I'm lead to believe only on-site guests will get a code now? But, those of us who are on-site, but have booked through a UK travel agents won't be able to get this offer? :confused3

We were looking at getting this offer for our trip next May, but we'll have to see if we can fit it into our budget now.

RobinHood's merrymen
10-22-2009, 06:04 PM
You may be interested to see this update that has just been posted on DIS news

Disney may send an email invitation to resort guests only approximately 45 days before arrival to pre purchase the Photo CD at a reduced price.

Not quite sure what 'may send an email' means???

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/digital-photos.htm

wayneg
10-22-2009, 06:07 PM
Not quite sure what 'may send an email' means???

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/digital-photos.htm

Reads to me like they are going to only send it to a select few, similar to how they send PIN codes out now. I am getting the PIN codes quite regular but others are not getting any.

2Tiggies
10-23-2009, 06:02 AM
Reads to me like they are going to only send it to a select few, similar to how they send PIN codes out now. I am getting the PIN codes quite regular but others are not getting any.

Howcome you are getting regular pin codes? I mean, I'm not upset about you getting them, just that I want them too!!! Is it based on how many times you have booked with Disney or is it just the luck of the draw? Disney UK has my email address, and I registered on the US site so they have it as well, but all I ever get are these occasional telephone messages offering (advertising) deals, which is really annoying as I am at work during the day and it is automated so you get the butt end of the message. Not a pin code though, just a bit of marketing.

Is there a secret to this?

wayneg
10-23-2009, 06:10 AM
Is there a secret to this?

Only reason I can think of is our Annual passes were bought by a cast member friend to get a discount, maybe we are somehow on the system as being from US because of that.:confused3

Elise79
10-23-2009, 12:09 PM
Its available to onsite guests see here:
http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disneysphotopass/#save

BradK who runs the website has been posting on the main theme parks boards with updates as he gets them too.

2Tiggies
10-26-2009, 08:13 AM
Only reason I can think of is our Annual passes were bought by a cast member friend to get a discount, maybe we are somehow on the system as being from US because of that.:confused3

Well, after my grouching about no pin codes, I just thought I would let you know that the same day I asked you about it, I happened to get an email ... with a pin code! :woohoo:

Dates are no good to me, but still, if you get one, there are others sure to follow. Hopefully that means I will be in line for a photopass pre-order code??? Or is that something totally separate (the one sent to me was for accommodation). Anyway, I am happy now! I just have this thing about REALLY not liking being left out of anything ... especially good deals! ;)

scottishgirl87
10-26-2009, 08:23 AM
Well, after my grouching about no pin codes, I just thought I would let you know that the same day I asked you about it, I happened to get an email ... with a pin code! :woohoo:

Dates are no good to me, but still, if you get one, there are others sure to follow. Hopefully that means I will be in line for a photopass pre-order code??? Or is that something totally separate (the one sent to me was for accommodation). Anyway, I am happy now! I just have this thing about REALLY not liking being left out of anything ... especially good deals! ;)

Wish that would happen to me!! LOL

I'm just wondering, just read the article on Stitch Kingdom, will this also be sent to people who book on the UK site?? Just as, as far as I'm aware, Photopass isn't really that "highlighted" on the UK side of things so I don't know if they'd bother sending a pre-order code to those who've booked on the UK site?

wayneg
10-26-2009, 08:24 AM
Well, after my grouching about no pin codes, I just thought I would let you know that the same day I asked you about it, I happened to get an email ... with a pin code! :woohoo:


Maybe Mickey reads the boards and thought he should send you one.:goodvibes

Elise79
10-26-2009, 12:53 PM
Wish that would happen to me!! LOL

I'm just wondering, just read the article on Stitch Kingdom, will this also be sent to people who book on the UK site?? Just as, as far as I'm aware, Photopass isn't really that "highlighted" on the UK side of things so I don't know if they'd bother sending a pre-order code to those who've booked on the UK site?
Even if you don't get the email code you can still contact photopass to get the $50 discount.

2Tiggies
10-26-2009, 01:20 PM
Maybe Mickey reads the boards and thought he should send you one.:goodvibes


Well whoever it was, I LOVE THEM!!!


Elise79, did you just call them up? Disney UK knows very little about the photopass. In fact, they usually know less than I do so it obviously isn't promoted through them. Are you happy to share with us how you contacted them, email/phone? I'll bet everyone on this thread will be your best friend:grouphug: if you are willing to share this with us :flower3:.....:laughing:

Elise79
10-26-2009, 03:27 PM
I haven't done it myself yet and am only going on what I have read on the theme parks board and Stitch Kingdom.

You only need to call them if you are close to your trip (less than 14 days) and have not had your code.

You can call Photopass on 001-407-560-4300 - it is a seperate enterity to the Travel Company hence why the UK agents don't know much about it.

Whether UK bookings will get the email we are yet to see. You will need your US reservation number if you call.

2Tiggies
10-27-2009, 01:42 PM
Thanks. I did make sure I got my US reservation no. as soon as I booked. It helps to have it for things like online ADRs and I also requested a specific building at our resort and called Disney US directly and was able to give them my ressie no. The UK one is in a different format and confuses them completely. Actually, I think it is rendered useless unless used through the UK call centre! (Just in case anyone reading this finds the info helpful) :)

scottish mum
10-27-2009, 01:58 PM
Does anyone know about getting offered it if you have booked through a TA?

Young Pooh
10-28-2009, 03:14 PM
I read earlier that the only people who will get the email code are those that booked through disney.com or phoned CR. Those that booked through a travel agent (including disney.co.uk I assume as they are classed as TA by Disney!) and those booking through DVC (!!!) will not be getting the discount.

Once again it looks like Disney are excluding UK travellers and DVC members who have already spent a fortune to stay on site.:sad2:

wayneg
10-28-2009, 03:25 PM
I read earlier that the only people who will get the email code are those that booked through disney.com or phoned CR. Those that booked through a travel agent (including disney.co.uk I assume as they are classed as TA by Disney!) and those booking through DVC (!!!) will not be getting the discount.

Once again it looks like Disney are excluding UK travellers and DVC members who have already spent a fortune to stay on site.:sad2:

Its correct they will not get an email but they are not excluded from the offer/discount if this info is correct.
Those who booked through a Travel Agent or DVC Member Services must speak to a Disney's PhotoPass representative by calling 407-560-4300 and mention they have an upcoming reservation for which they will not receive the email